Helu Ehiku, Heiau O Ahuena
The Order of Kamehameha I was established on April 11, 1865 by his Majesty King Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuaiwa) to honor the legacy of his grandfather, the unifier of these islands, Kamehameha the Great.
The Order was reorganized by Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole in 1902.
Moku O Kona, Chapter 7 was officially formed in 1994.
The purpose of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I as it is known today is to:
- unite in fraternal and benevolent work, men of Hawaiian descent, of good moral character, of sound bodily health;
- cultivate the cardinal principles of friendship, charity and benevolence;
- aid widows and orphans;
- improve the social and moral conditions of its members; to provide scholarship assistance;
- preserve and perpetuate the ancient culture, customs, and traditions of Hawaii, uplift the Hawaiian people;
- infuse the spirit of patriotism, loyalty, helpfulness and kindness among its members;
- advance the interest of its members in every rightful cause,
- encourage and develop leadership.